John Purpura is an accomplished artist whose artwork has been displayed around the world. His paintings focus on color: how it appears and then dissolves into form.
Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP), commonly referred to as IgA vasculitis, is a leucocytoclastic vasculitis that affects small blood vessels in the skin and kidneys. It was first described in 1801 by English physician William Heberden.
Early Life and Education
Early childhood education (ECE) is an expansive field that encompasses programs and activities designed to shape children’s development before they enter kindergarten.
Many early childhood education programs place an emphasis on school readiness, while others take a “whole child” approach that stresses mental and emotional preparedness. No matter the focus, all ECE programs stress the importance of educating young children as it sets them up for future academic and social success.
Alvarado, a recent National University graduate, knew she wanted to pursue a career in educational administration. She chose the Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education program due to its focus on student engagement and dedication to teaching.
John Purpura has been an accomplished player on the tennis circuit since 1990. He primarily plays singles but also occasionally doubles matches.
He has achieved three professional singles titles and four as a doubles player.
His wife, Betsy Somerville Purpura, has achieved great success as a professional tennis player. She competed in prestigious tournaments such as Wimbledon, the French Open and Australian Open.
She also coached junior and high school players in her home state of Hawaii.
She was the top-ranked player at Arizona and earned four straight appearances at the NCAA championships – both in singles and doubles. Additionally, her ranking as a doubles player earned her recognition around the world.
Achievements and Honors
John Purpura has been actively engaged with several organizations throughout his life. He served on the board of directors for both the National Cancer Institute and American Heart Association, respectively.
He has earned several accolades for his contributions to medicine. The Global Directory of Who’s Who named him a Top Doctor for his outstanding accomplishments and contributions within healthcare.
He has also been recognized for his groundbreaking work with Staten Island Project Homefront, which provides care packages to service members and their families overseas. Furthermore, he has been an active member of the American Cancer Society for over three decades.
He loved boating in his free time, especially sailing to the sand dunes near North Sea on Long Island’s Great Peconic Bay with family and friends each summer.
He earned his degrees from Poly Prep Country Day School and Wake Forest University, where he set a record in shot-puttering. Subsequently, he attended law school at St. John’s University in Queens.
After an 18-month crash course in criminal defense, Purpura opened his own law firm on East Mulberry Street. He represented Baltimore drug lords, a corrupt politician from the Washington suburbs and a dishonest city cop from the Gun Trace Task Force.
John Purpura has an estimated net worth of $821 thousand dollars. He currently works as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President – Global Head of Operations for Delcath Systems, Inc. He has been employed there since 2020 and earned $682,541 in salary from Delcath Systems last year. Throughout the last 12 years, John has made six trades of DCTH stock and owns 3,300 units of the company’s shares.
John Purpura is married to Elizabeth “Betsy” Somerville, a former tennis player. They have one child together and hail from Wheeling, West Virginia but have lived in Hawaii for two decades. Additionally, John serves as Deputy Counsel to President Trump in the impeachment case.